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Full List of Airport Lounges at Charlotte Douglas International Airport [CLT]

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) serves over 46 million passengers annually, making it the eleventh-busiest airport in the U.S. CLT is American Airlines’ second-largest hub, dominating operations from Concourses B, C, and D.

As well as 2 Admirals Clubs, eligible passengers have access to the Centurion Lounge, The Club CLT, Gameway, and the USO Lounge, or passengers traveling on any airline can pay for a private room to relax in at Minute Suites.

Note: If lounge access is important to you in general, see our post on the best credit cards for lounge access.

CLT Terminal Map

Charlotte Douglas International Airport Map
Charlotte Douglas International Airport map. Image Credit: Charlotte Douglas International Airport

CLT Airport Lounges by Terminal

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TerminalLounges
Main Terminal
  • Minute Suites
  • USO Lounge
Concourse A
  • The Club CLT
  • Delta Sky Club (coming in 2024)
Concourse BAdmirals Club
Concourse CAdmirals Club
Concourse D/E
  • Centurion Lounge
  • Gameway
  • Minute Suites

Hot Tip: Check out our terminal guide to Charlotte Douglas International Airport to learn about the airport’s facilities, ground transportation, airlines, and more.

Admirals Club

Admirals Club CLT
Admirals Club CLT. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has 2 Admiral Clubs:

  • Concourse B, near gate B3: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Concourse C/D connector: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admirals Club Facilities

  • Snacks
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Premium food and beverages for purchase
  • TVs
  • Business services
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference rooms (Concourse C/D connector lounge)

Admirals Club Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

Day pass
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers can bring up to 3 children (under 18)
  • $79
  • Passengers must be flying with American Airlines or a partner airline
Admirals Club members
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Members can bring their immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
AAdvantage StatusFee
AAdvantage member$850 (85,000 miles)
AAdvantage Gold$825 (82,500 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum$800 (80,000 miles)
AAdvantage Platinum Pro$775 (77,500 miles)
AAdvantage Executive Platinum$750 (75,000 miles)
Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
First and business classPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flightFlight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling in any cabin
  • Eligible passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest (infants under 2 years are admitted for free)
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card for an international flight, traveling in any cabin
  • Members are permitted to bring 1 guest (infants under 2 years are admitted for free)
  • Flight must be marketed and operated by American Airlines or a Oneworld partner airline
  • Passengers may not access the lounge if traveling solely on North American routes
Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® cardmembers and authorized users ($175 per user)
  • Cardholders receive a free Admirals Club membership with this credit card (see Admirals Club members details above)
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers are permitted to bring their immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
  • $595 annual fee
  • Flight must be marketed or operated by American Airlines or any Oneworld partner airline
Military
  • Uniformed military personnel with a same-day boarding card can access the lounge
  • Passengers are permitted to bring their immediate family (including spouse and children under 18) or up to 2 guests
Valid on an American Airlines-operated flight

American Airlines Admirals Club House Rules

  • Passengers must have appropriate access to the required terminal or concourse as gate passes will not be issued for entry.
  • Existing Admirals Club Lifetime Members may access the Admirals Club with same-day travel on any airline.
  • A government-issued photo ID is required along with the relevant access card (e.g., AAdvantage membership card or number) and a same-day boarding card.

Read the full list of house rules on American Airlines’ website.

Hot Tip: Check out our full list of U.S. American Airlines Admirals Club locations when planning your future trips.

Centurion Lounge

CLTCenturionEntrySeating
Image Credit: Jarrod West

Location: Concourse D/E connector on the mezzanine level
Opening Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centurion Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve buffet with hot and cold dishes
  • Full-service bar
  • Coffee stations
  • Family room
  • Phone rooms
  • Showers with toiletries

Centurion Lounge Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Guest access is unlocked after spending $75,000 in a calendar year.
  • Annual fee: $695 (see rates & fees)
  • Valid flying with any airline
  • Guest passes may be purchased for $50 per adult or $30 per child
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Annual fee: $695 (see rates & fees)
  • Valid flying with any airline
  • Guest passes may be purchased for $50 per adult or $30 per child
Corporate Platinum Card® by American Express
  • Annual fee: $550 (see rates & fees)
  • Valid flying with any airline
  • Guest passes may be purchased for $50 per adult or $30 per child
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests at a charge of $50 per person
  • Annual fee: $650 (see rates & fees)
  • Valid flying with any airline
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
  • Annual fee: $650 (see rates & fees)
  • Valid flying with any airline

Centurion Lounge House Rules

  • Guests and family members are not permitted to access the lounge or remain in the lounge without the relevant cardholder.
  • Complimentary guest access quota is per day.
  • Children under 2 years are admitted free of charge.

Bottom Line: Centurion Lounges are popular amongst travel enthusiasts and can be found in many airports across the U.S.

The Club CLT

Replenish zone at The Club CLT
The Club CLT at Charlotte Airport. Image Credit: The Club

Location: Concourse A just before gates A21 and A22
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Club CLT Facilities

  • Complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Digital food and beverage ordering
  • Workstation with PC and printer
  • TV channels and flight info
  • Complimentary shower facility
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi

The Club CLT Access

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AccessDetailsFees and Policy
Day passValid for passengers traveling on any airline
  • You can access the lounge 3 hours before your flight departure
  • Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your flight time
  • Children under 2 can enter the lounge for free
  • Day pass: $50, subject to availability
Priority Pass
  • The lounge may exceed its seating limit between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; access is at the lounge’s sole discretion
  • Access is permitted 3 hours prior to scheduled flight departure
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $329, Prestige $469

The Club CLT House Rules

  • Access is permitted 3 hours prior to scheduled flight departure.
  • Infants under 2 years are admitted free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Delta Sky Club (Coming in 2024)

Location: Concourse A
Opening Hours: TBD

Delta Sky Club Facilities

TBD

Delta Sky Club Access

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Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Executive membershipExecutive members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club along with 2 guests
  • $1,495 (annually) | 149,500 miles
  • Passengers must be traveling on a same-day ticket with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  •  Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership
Individual membership
  • Individual members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 per person
  • $695 (annually) | 69,500 miles
  • Passengers must be traveling on a same-day ticket with Delta or a Delta partner airline (excludes existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  •  Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership
SkyTeam Elite Plus and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion membersElite status passengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel
  • Passengers traveling in any cabin may access the lounge when traveling on a SkyTeam international flight or connecting to/from a same-day international flight
  • For SkyTeam Elite Plus, this excludes passengers traveling between the U.S. and the Caribbean
Delta One or SkyTeam Premium cabinPassengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel
  • Flying Delta, Delta One passengers can access the lounge when flying domestically or when connecting to/from an international flight
  • Flying on a SkyTeam flight, premium passengers can access the lounge if confirmed in the first or business cabin for the international segment of the journey
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with 2 guest passes annually
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $50 per person
  • $650 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • Passengers traveling on Delta partner flight can access the lounge for $50.
  • The credit card must be used for payment
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardCardmembers and up to 2 guests can access the lounge for a fee of $50 per person
  • $350 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta or Delta partner flight. The credit card must be used for payment.
The Platinum Card® from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • $695 (rates & fees)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight

Gameway

Gameway
Priority Pass membership includes a 1-hour visit to Gameway. Image Credit: Gameway

Location: Terminal E opposite gate 36
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Gameway Facilities

  • Equipped with a PlayStation 4, Xbox S, and Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC
  • Lounge chair
  • 43-inch 4K TV
  • Gaming headphones, charging ports for electronic devices
  • Luggage storage

Gameway Access

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AccessDetailsFees and Policy
Day passValid for passengers traveling on any airline
  • Up to 30 minutes: $15.99
  • Up to 1 hour: $25.99
  • Unlimited: $39.99
  • 10% military discount
  • 10% off when you follow Gameway on social media
Priority Pass
  • Cardholders can use a game station for a 1-hour stay; each subsequent hour of game station usage will be charged at a 10% discounted rate
  • Cardholders should confirm the availability of access with their issuer before visiting; access by some American Express cards may not be available at this Gameway location
  • Entrance includes 1 snack item and 1 bottle of water or soft drink (excluding Monster Energy)
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $329, Prestige $469

Gameway House Rules

  • Payment is due upon arrival.
  • Be ready to be seated at the time of your reservation.

Minute Suites

Minute Suites CLT
Minute Suites CLT. Image Credit: Minute Suites

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has 2 Minute Suites:

  • Main Terminal, atrium: 24/7
  • Concourse D/E connector: Opening soon

Minute Suites Facilities

  • Private room with daybed and pull-out trundle (accommodates up to 4 people)
  • DirecTV and Netflix
  • Wi-Fi
  • Minibar with drinks and snacks available to purchase
  • Showers

Minute Suites Access

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AccessDetailsFees and Policy
Day passValid for passengers traveling on any airline
  • 1 hour: $45
  • Additional 15-minute increments: $11.25 ($8.75 per 15-minutes after 2 hours)
  • Extended 8-hour stay (after 9 p.m.): $165
  • 30-minute shower: $30
  • Shower with suite rental: $20
Priority Pass
  • Passengers may access a suite for a 1-hour stay
  • Additional hours may be purchased for a discounted rate of $28
  • Up to 3 guests may accompany the member in the same suite
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $329, Prestige $469

Minute Suites House Rules

  • Up to 4 guests are permitted in specific suites.
  • Members may be asked to present a credit card to cover any incidentals.
  • Discounted rates are offered to pilots, airline employees, and the military.
  • Nursing and pumping mothers may stay free of charge for 30 minutes.

USO Lounge

USO Lounge CLT
USO Lounge CLT. Image Credit: CLT Airport

Location: Main Terminal, atrium
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

USO Lounge Facilities

  • Coffee, tea, snacks, and light meals
  • Wi-FI
  • Charging stations
  • TVs
  • Gaming
  • Library
  • USO staff and volunteers for information services

USO Lounge Access

Active duty, reserve, and guard service members and their families are permitted in the lounge. Veterans are also welcomed into the lounge.

Connecting Between Terminals for Lounge Access

Passengers have access to all concourses once they have cleared security. There are no trains or buses required to move around, so it’s possible to walk between connections or when accessing a lounge in another concourse.

Without the need to re-clear security, passengers can spend more time relaxing in the lounge before their flight. The 2 furthest gates are just a 15-minute walk from each other, but it’s still advisable to leave plenty of time to walk from a lounge to your departure gate.

Best Credit Cards To Access Priority Pass Lounges

There are several great credit card options that give cardholders access to the Priority Pass lounge network that includes The Club CLT, Gameway, and Minute Suite locations at CLT, plus access to over 1,400 other airport lounges worldwide. Since Priority Pass is the largest airport lounge network worldwide, you’ll almost find one available to you — no matter where you’re traveling.

A top credit card option that offers best-in-class lounge access is the Amex Platinum card. In addition to access to Priority Pass lounges, Amex Platinum cardholders also get access to top-notch Amex Centurion lounges, Plaza Premium LoungesDelta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta), Escape Lounges – The Centurion Studio Partner — 8 airport lounge networks for the price of 1!

Another excellent option is the Chase Sapphire Reserve® that takes your Priority Pass access a step forward by including access to Priority Pass restaurants in the U.S. How do these differ from lounges? At Priority Pass restaurants, you’ll receive $28 food and beverage credit towards your bill, and when you dine with a guest, that number doubles to $56.

Here are some other excellent credit cards with Priority Pass access:

Final Thoughts

With American Airlines operating 90% of flights from CLT, it’s not surprising that it’s the only airline lounge at the airport. The 2 Admirals Clubs welcome premium passengers, Admirals Club members, and elite AAdvantage and OneWorld members while also enabling any passenger flying with American Airlines to purchase a day pass for $79.

In early 2020, American Express opened one of its largest Centurion Lounges at CLT, much to the delight of those with Amex credit cards. The airport’s compact and convenient layout means that passengers inside the secure area can move between concourses for lounge access without needing to clear security twice.

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For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Charlotte's airport have a lounge?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has 8 airport lounges:

  • 2 x Admirals Club
  • Centurion Lounge
  • The Club CLT
  • Gameway
  • 2 x Minute Suites
  • USO Lounge

Is there a Priority Pass lounge in Charlotte?

Priority Pass members can access The Club CLT, Gameway, and Minute Suites.

Is the Admirals Club open in Charlotte?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has 2 Admiral Clubs open:

  • Concourse B, near gate B3: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Concourse C/D connector: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Is there an American Express lounge at Charlotte's airport?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has a Centurion Lounge located in Concourse D/E connector on the mezzanine level. The lounge is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Amar is an avid traveler and tester of products. He has spent the last 13 years traveling all 7 continents and has put the products to the test on each of them. He has contributed to publications including Forbes, the Huffington Post, and more.

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